If you’re ready to flirt with a blonder hue, we have the perfect color for you: Sunrise blonde. Yes, it kind of sounds like a drink you’d order at a bar or a paint color for an airy bedroom, but hear us out: Sunrise blonde is a versatile and fresh color that’s bound to turn heads this summer.
“We are doing a lot of multi-faceted blondes right now [at the salon],” celebrity colorist Jeremy Tardo tells Glamour. “These looks offer brightness as well as a soft dimensional appearance to your hair color.” Sunrise blonde is bright and golden with tons of dimension but still has a natural vibe thanks to a darker root and warm tone.
Tardo explains that this shade of blonde is flattering on different skin tones, just keep in mind that the shade will be harder to get if your hair is naturally on the darker side. He adds, “Variations of this color can work great for many different skin colors and textures, but the darker your natural hair color is, the more processing your hair will go through when lightening.”
If you’re ready to rock a new look this season, first chat with your hairstylist to make sure you can maintain your hair’s health after lightening it. “Consult with your colorist to decide how light is ideal for your hair,” Tardo says. “Lightening hair isn’t always gentle, so I always recommend a bond builder like Olaplex to help keep your hair in great condition when highlighting.”
If you decide that you’re ready to go lighter, make sure your hairstylist keeps the shade realistic by lightening your hair with highlights. “Have your colorist do sunny balayage or babylights,” Tardo says. “Keep enough of your natural color in the hair so that the appearance maintains a dimensional look.”
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